Three MN Biathletes are in Norway to compete in the Open European Jr Championships this week. All of Grand Rapids, Garrett Beckrich, Emma Stertz and Vasek Cervenka. Unfortunately Vasek is currently ill and did not compete today.
In the 15 km Jr Men’s Individual race [with a one minute add on penalty per missed shot]
1st Tim Grotian GER 0000 40:33.4
21st Garrett Beckrich USA 1210 +4:03.8
33rd Maxim Germain USA 0101 +5:14
93rd Lars Leopold USA 4102 +10:18
104th Bjorn Westerveld USA 2243 +13:59
In the 12.5 km Jr Woman’s Individual event- 1 min per miss penalty
1st Camille Bened FRA 0000 40:09
19th Chloe Levins USA 0011 +3:16
70th Emma Stertz USA 0012 +8:26
94th Maja Lapkass USA 1412 +13:16
100th Lina Farra USA 3301 +14:11
Juniors are ages 19,20, 21, but athletes like Emma and Garrett at 18 can race up.
Interested in trying a Biathlon event out of state? Coming up on the 17th of Feb is Wisconsin Cup #6 to be held just north of Green Bay WI. One family has already talked to me about attending..Hanne Guthrie is now a local over that way, and I am sure would love to see some MN faces to race against.
Let me know if you are interested, and I might even pack an overnight bag.
We got about 10” more snow last night..packing the range again today.
Enjoy the Winter! And 3 more MN Cup races coming up on Saturdays starting on March 3rd!
Bill Meyer, Coach
This weekend, the NorAm Biathlon Roller Ski Championships will be held in Jericho, VT at the Ethan Allen venue with a Sprint Race on Sat and a Mass Start/Pursuit Race on Sunday. From Minnesota 11 male and 6 female Biathletes will be competing including Jakob and Siena Ellingson, Vasek Cervenka, last season’s MN high school champ, Garrett Beckrich, Jake Brown, past State champ, Raleigh Goessling and Olympian, Leif Nordgren. All the participants entered by class can be found on this webpage:
The top competitors will ski on matched rollerskis provided by USBA. The course was recently rebuilt with new paving along with the range updates and is dedicated to roller skiing and biathlon. Located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the same loops are used for winter competitions and meet the IBU course requirements.
The results from these races along with another roller ski series in Oct will be used by US Biathlon to name the team for the early IBU and World Cup races this coming winter.
The next event in MN will be at the Elk River range on Thursday the 23rd with 5:00 zero.
Congrats to all! And especially Jake, Raleigh and Kelsey! And the best of luck!
The Green Racing Project ski and biathlon programs are excited to announce the addition of five new athletes for the 2018-2019 season: biathletes Jake Brown, Kelsey Dickinson, and Raleigh Goessling, and skiers Corey Stock and Akeo Mayfield-Carucci.
Below is the MNBiathlon Membership form for this year. Please note: this membership runs from May to May. Also below is the USBA membership which normally runs from Oct to Oct, but if you are planning on attending camps or races before Oct, and are not a current member of USBA, you will need to join now. Our insurance program comes from USBA.
2018-2019 MNBiathlon Membership Registration Form
USBA Membership Form
For those in the Twin Cities area, we have 3 options for you. Simple outstate membership with no use of the Elk River facility except for races; membership plus use of the ER facility, but not the new TC Club training program; or the full program including once a week coaching until Labor Day.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Bill Meyer, Coach